Swimming Pool Maintenance

The Swimming pools are becoming a very popular form of recreation and their numbers and the usage is going up day by day. An improperly managed swimming pool can become a health hazard. The Swimming pool operator should know how to properly operate a pool and maintain the chemical balance in the pool water. The operation of the pool is a complex one that requires the knowledge about the chemicals, pool chemistry, pool circulation systems, electrical systems and the pool safety aspects.

It is important for the pool owners to have trained individuals operating the swimming pool for providing hygienic and clean water for their residents/Members.

Safety standards for the swimming pools: The following should be taken care of for a well maintained and a safe pool,

  • Depth for diving
  • Size and slope
  • Water clarity and purity
  • Lighting
  • Drains
  • Overflow Troughs
  • Ladders and steps
  • Obstructions
  • Deck
  • Fencing
  • Entrances
  • Safety Markings.

Health and Hygiene

A properly maintained pool ensures both a safe environment and clean water, free from infectious microbes. These microbes or germs can cause disease and can be passed from one person to another through pool water. Therefore the pool operators need to be aware of,

  • Infectious microbes that cause disease
  • How disease is spread
  • Factors affecting the growth of germs
  • Destruction and removal of the microbes.

Swimming pool water problems:

  • Cloudy/Milky Water
  • Cloudy Green water
  • Rust Red water
  • Stinging Eyes, Sore Throat and Skin Irritation
  • Blond or Tinted Hair turns green
  • Allergy to Chlorine
  • No chlorine reading on the test kit even though it is added
  • The chlorine level is difficult to maintain
  • Tendency for the pH to remain low(Below 7.2)
  • Tendency for the pH to remain high(Above 7.6)
  • pH value erratic
  • pH is locked
  • Alkalinity too low
  • Loss of grouting in tiles
  • Pool surfaces scaly
  • Pool surfaces slippery
  • Tile mark on pool wall at water line
  • Ineffective filtration in sand filters
  • Ineffective filtration in cartridge filters

Are you facing any of these problems mentioned above? No problem…. just contact me, I would be happy to help you out.